chapter  18
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Prevention and Community Organizing

Bryant-Davis (2005) writes that “to win the war against trauma, there must not only be effective interventions but also prevention” (p. 176) and challenges us to be “radical enough to believe that every human being deserves safety, justice, and equality” (p. 175). It is precisely this kind of inspirational thinking and hope in the face of overwhelming odds that is required to work consistently to prevent trauma and its short-and long-term impact.